Prisoner assaults guard, briefly escapes St. Peters Justice Cent -

Prisoner assaults guard, briefly escapes St. Peters Justice Center

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ST. PETERS, Mo ( – A prisoner in St. Peters is behind bars for the second time after making a brief escape attempt Monday.

Zachary Mills, 21, of Wright City was allowed to make a phone call, and after the call the prisoner assaulted a corrections officer and grabbed his keys.

Mills was able to escape the facility and made it a short distance from the St. Peters Justice Center. He made it outside the center and ran to a nearby apartment complex. An officer caught up  to him and pointed a taser, at which points Mills surrendered.

According to authorities, Mills was never out of sight from corrections officers.

Mills was charged Oct. 31 with assaulting a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest. Bail for those charges was set at $5,000.

He told police he was homeless, but planned to move back into his mother’s house, claiming he was trying to break his heroin addiction.


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